Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777

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Thomas W. Krise
University of Chicago Press, 15. 2. 2009 - Počet stran: 358
Although the colonies in the West Indies were as important to the expanding British empire as those in North America, writings from the British West Indies have been conspicuously absent from anthologies of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature. In this first literary anthology dedicated to the region, Thomas W. Krise gathers important but little-known descriptions, poems, narratives, satires, and essays written in and about this culturally rich and politically tempestuous region.

Caribbeana offers invaluable period commentaries on slavery, colonialism, gender relations, African and European history, natural history, agriculture, and medicine. Highlights include several of the earliest protests against slavery; a superb ode by the Cambridge-educated Afro-Jamaican poet Francis Williams; James Grainger's extended georgic poem, The Sugar Cane; Frances Seymour's poignant tale of the Englishman Inkle who sells his Indian savior-lover Yarico into slavery; and several descriptions of the West Indies during the early years of settlement.
 

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Introduction
3
RICHARD LIGON FROM A True and Exact History of the Island
18
EDMUND HICKERINGILL FROM Jamaica Viewed 1661
33
THOMAS TRYON FROM Friendly Advice to the Gentlemen Planters of the East and West Indies 1684
53
EDWARD WARD A Trip to Jamaica 1698
79
ANONYMOUS A Speech Made by a Black of Guardaloupe 1709
95
ANONYMOUS The Speech of Moses Bon Saam 1735
103
ROBERT ROBERTSON FROM The Speech of Mr John Talbot Campobell 1736
110
FRANCES SEYMOUR The Story of Inkle and Yarico AND An Epistle from Yarico to Inkle After he had left her in Slavery 1738
143
THE INGENIOUS LADY OF BARBADOS POEMS FROM Caribbeana 1741
149
JAMES GRAINGER The Sugar Cane A Poem In Four Books 1764
168
JOHN SINGLETON FROM A General Description of the WestIndian Islands 1767
263
FRANCIS WILLIAMS Carmen or and Ode in Edward Longs A History of Jamaica 1774
317
ANONYMOUS FROM Jamaica a Poem In Three Parts 1777
328
Notes
343
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assistant professor of English and executive officer of the Air Force Humanities Institute at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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